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Sardes R.

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Hello, I am Sardes! I was born in Manaus, and I belong to an eleven-member family, all raised in the Amazon.

I decided to learn English because I had a dream to become an English teacher. At the beginning, the only possibility to study was being willing to work in the tourism business. At that time, some jungle hotels were starting their activities where I offered my work for free, just to be in touch with English speaking people.
From that moment on, I fell in love, not only with the language but also the nature that surrounded those lodges.
I had the chance to work as a teacher for about nine years. On the other hand, the interest to start as a guide was becoming stronger. Finally I was invited to work for a cruise ship and I've never stopped since.
Nowadays I have another dream which is setting up an English school for poor children for free, but sponsored by companies' adds showed on the computers screens during the classes.
Even being part of my time in the nature working, that is where I usually go with my family on my days off.

I love to play acoustic guitar and to sing to my friends (mainly rock and love songs). My favorite bands are: Pink Floyd, Queen, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and Brazilian MPB music.

As a tour guide, I developed tourism excursions in Manaus by boat.
I have have been in this business more than 20 years, and definitely can offer you an excellent chance to visit the Amazon with comfort and safety.
My boats are fast and able, in a few hours, to go further than other companies do. That means I can take you into the most beautiful spots in the amazon jungle, including the Negro and Amazon rivers and lakes around them.
In other words, you will see a bit of everything which is possible to be seen in a single day.
I am also willing to customize a special tour for your family according to your wish.

Are you ready to see a different world? So, let me be your guide! You can be sure you will have a great time in this beautiful and amazing place, the Amazon!

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a delightful day with Sardes. He was very knowledgeable and social. All aspects of the tour were well managed and exactly tailored to our requests. We would highly recommend his services as a guide.
Beth Manus

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- Licensed tour operator
- Bird watching certificate
- Water Rescue skills
- Jungle survival course


I am permited to guide only in English - I do not have license to give tours inside the Opera House - Amazon Theater (There are internal and special guides for that tour)

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